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Appalachian Trail

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Happy Traveler Trips: Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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Shalimar residents complete the Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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National Geographic: Appalachian Trail - Saturday March 12, 2011 at 7 pm ET

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Springer Mountain, GA 3/30/13 (day hike on the Appalachian Trail)

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Appalachian Trail 2015 Thru-Hike

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the Eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long, though the exact length changes over time as parts are modified or rerouted. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy reports that the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only trail in the world. More than 2 million people are said to take a hike on part of the trail at least once each year.
  • History 

  • Extensions 

  • Flora and fauna 

  • Topography 

  • Hiking the trail 

  • Route 

  • Major intersections 

  • Management 

  • Use in research